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Maryland Department of Agriculture to Administer Compost Facility Operators Exam on March 14

Examination Required Before Facility Operators Can be Certified

ANNAPOLIS, MD – The  Maryland Department of Agriculture will administer the Compost Facility Operators exam on Monday, March 14, at 9 a.m. at Md. Dept. of Agriculture headquarters (50 Harry S Truman Parkway, Annapolis, Md.). Passing this exam is required to become certified as a Compost Facility Operator. Individuals who want to take the exam must register with Phil Davidson, Registration Supervisor, at (410) 841-2721 or

The State of Maryland regulates the commercial composting process to ensure that the finished product will benefit plants and customers as intended. Those products are registered with the department’s State Chemist as soil conditioners or composts. Individuals who are composting materials to be sold or distributed must demonstrate their competency by passing an exam and becoming certified.


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Contact Information

If you have any questions, need additional information or would like to arrange an interview, please contact:

Jason Schellhardt
Director of Communications
Telephone: 410-841-5888

Megan Guilfoyle
Public Information Officer
Telephone: 410-841-5889

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